Facts and Figures

2016 Highlights

Year to Date
All Locations
Circulation 7,742,419
Computer Sessions 1,573,946
Holds Filled 1,741,775
Holds Placed 1,341,671
Visitors* 7,020,190
WiFi Sessions 2,936,936

* Count does not reflect the total visitor count due to location of traffic counter at 34 locations. Community room and program traffic are not included in totals for these locations.


As of May 6th, 2016:

Full-time employees 725
Part-time employees 263

Additional Statistics

Check the City of Chicago Data Portal for monthly statistics for each CPL location:

  • Circulation
  • Computer Sessions
  • Holds Filled
  • Holds Placed
  • Visitors
  • WiFi Sessions